BMW 5 Series: Tire tread - Wheels and tires - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Tire tread

Summer tires

Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than 0.12 in/3 mm.

There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if the tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm.

Winter tires

Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than 0.16 in/4 mm.

Below a tread depth of 0.16 in/4 mm, tires are less suitable for winter operation.

Minimum tread depth

Wear indicators are distributed around the tire's

Wear indicators are distributed around the tire's circumference and have the legally required minimum height of 0.063 in/1.6 mm.

They are marked on the side of the tire with TWI, Tread Wear Indicator.

    Tire identification marks
    Tire size 255/50 R 19 103 Y 255: nominal width in mm 50: aspect ratio in % R: radial tire code 19: rim diameter in inches 103: load rating, not for ZR tires Y: speed rating, before the R on ZR ...

    Tire damage
    General information Inspect your tires often for damage, foreign objects lodged in the tread, and tread wear. Notes Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces, as well as debris, curbs and oth ...

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